Boss absent, but not at all forgotten

Despite not being in Bronx, longtime Yanks' owner big part of World Series celebration

Originally Published: November 4, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- He is 79 now, no longer the thunderous, dictatorial Boss, but by all accounts, an ailing, fragile man who happens to own the team that Wednesday night, in the early November chill of the Bronx, won the World Series.

This was George Steinbrenner's seventh world championship, but the first when he didn't feel the sweet sting of champagne in his eyes. Those days are over. And given the age and mileage of some of his cornerstone Yankees, there's no guarantee, even with his ...

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